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Nathalie Anderson -- who teaches courses in Victorian, Modern, and Contemporary Poetry and directs the Program in Creative Writing for the Department of English Literature -- is also a poet and librettist. Her first book, Following Fred Astaire, won the 1998 Washington Prize from The Word Works, and her second, Crawlers, has won the 2005 McGovern Prize from Ashland Poetry Press, and will be published by Ashland in 2006. A third collection, Quiver, is currently under consideration by publishers.
Professor Anderson's poems have been singled out for prizes and special recognition from the Joseph Campbell Society, The Cumberland Poetry Review, Inkwell Magazine, The Madison Review, New Millennium Writings, Nimrod, North American Review, and The Southern Anthology, and have also appeared in APR's Philly Edition, Cimmaron Review, Cross Connect, Denver Quarterly, DoubleTake, Louisville Review, Natural Bridge, Paris Review, Prairie Schooner, The Recorder, Southern Poetry Review, and Spazio Humano; and in the Ulster Museum's collection of visual art and poetry titled A Conversation Piece.
She has authored libretti for two operas -- The Black Swan and Sukey in the Dark -- and is currently at work on a third collaboration with the composer Thomas Whitman and Philadelphia's Orchestra 2001, an operatic version of Arthur Conan Doyle's "A Scandal in Bohemia."
A 1993 Pew Fellow, she serves currently as Poet in Residence at the Rosenbach Museum and Library.